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The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

June 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 11:47 pm
person wondering about link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

Your whole life, you’ve been told that brushing and flossing your teeth is key to keeping your mouth healthy and happy. Though this is true, a healthy smile impacts more than just your mouth. In fact, researchers have found that oral health and your brain are more closely related than you might think. Read on to learn how untreated gum disease may lead to Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.

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How Do Your Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 2:24 pm
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When you think of dentures, you usually think about how well they can restore your smile. However, you might not expect that they actually impact your nutrition too. After all, they’re supposed to work just like regular teeth, right? Why would wearing them change your nutritional health?

To learn the answer, read this summary on the denture-nutrition link and how dental implants can help!

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Skip These Sugary Sweets This Easter

April 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 4:05 pm
Easter candy chocolate eggs bunny.

If your Easter basket this year was filled with all sorts of colorful and sugary sweets, you might want to be a little careful. There’s a lot of candy out there that’s bad for your teeth, but certain Easter-themed candies are even more hazardous. Here are some of the different candies that your dentist thinks you should avoid this year, along with some ways to preserve your oral health should you indulge.

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Why People with Full Dentures Still Need to Visit the Dentist

March 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 1:44 pm
patient attending dental checkup with dentures

Dental checkups are an important part of keeping your smile healthy and looking its best. Though you should visit your dentist every six months, people who have full dentures may think that this is no longer necessary. After all, they don’t have any teeth left. Why would they need to visit someone who specializes in pearly whites? Read on to learn why going to a dental checkup with dentures is such an important part of keeping your mouth healthy.

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Sedation Dentistry: Is It Safe for Kids?

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 10:28 pm
boy giving thumbs up in Rocky River

You’ve just been informed your little one is going to need a dental treatment that requires complete relaxation. This most likely means your dentist will sedate your child for the procedure to run smoothly. You might be wondering: Is sedation dentistry safe for children? The good news…it is! Keep reading to discover how sedation therapy is safe for kids and the types that might be used!

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Can You Improve Your Career Success with a Brighter Smile?

January 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 3:07 pm
woman smiling after teeth whitening in Rocky River

Are you applying for an internal promotion or getting ready to interview for a new position? If so, you’re probably looking for multiple ways to put your best foot forward. Of course, updating your resume, cover letter, and wearing the right clothes is important. But did you know a bright smile can all but guarantee a great first impression? Read on to learn how teeth whitening in Rocky River can increase your odds of reaching your professional goals

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What Are Important Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 9:23 pm
mature woman brushing her teeth in bathroom

As you get older, it’s important to take good care of yourself in all respects. This certainly applies to your teeth and gums, as a diligent oral care routine can make a world of difference for your smile.

Just like the rest of your body, as you get older the potential for oral health issues to crop up increases. Keep reading to learn valuable dental hygiene tips that can minimize the trouble your teeth encounter while you enjoy your golden years.

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Watch Out for Social Media Trends Harmful to Your Oral Health

October 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 2:32 pm
woman doing TikTok dental trends in Rocky River

Social media is a great place to keep up with trends and find helpful tips and tricks. Even so, not all of them are good for you. In fact, there are many TikTok dental trends that can do some serious harm to your oral health. To help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, here are three popular TikTok trends that you should avoid.

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Don’t Get Stuck on How to Properly Use Denture Adhesive

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 6:55 pm
cartoon denture adhesive

When you have something that can improve your smile, boost your confidence, improve your facial shape, restore the function of your teeth, improve the way you talk, and more, of course you’re going to want to reap these benefits!

These are just some of the high points of wearing dentures but having the stability of a secure fit is crucial to maximizing your set. That’s where dental adhesive comes in!

Dental adhesive can provide a temporary attachment to your gums that increases stability and creates a seal that prevents particles from getting trapped between your teeth and gums.

Read on to learn how to prep your dentures for adhesive, signs you need to use adhesive, and how to remove it from your restoration.

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Can I Keep My Dentures in My Mouth when Brushing?

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_eick @ 4:04 am

Man with toothbrush cleaning denturesSeveral improvements to dentures over the years allow them to closely look and feel natural; however, they aren’t your real teeth. As a result, they require different care than your natural smile. Although they aren’t subject to tooth decay, they still need to be cleaned daily, but it isn’t as simple as brushing them as you would your actual teeth. While it may be a convenient way to freshen your breath, you shouldn’t be cleaning dentures while they are still in your mouth, and here’s why.

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